Charter; City of Colonial Heights. (SB1071)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Colonial Heights. Amends the charter for the City of Colonial Heights to eliminate the requirement that certain changes in city streets and other public ways, grounds, and places, as well as the city's acquisition or sale of improved or unimproved land, must be referred to the planning commission for its recommendation prior to city council action. Further provides that if city council does refer any such matter to the planning commission for the commission's recommendation, the council subsequently shall act on the commission's recommendation by a majority vote of its members, or an affirmative vote of three-fourths of all members if required by the Constitution of this Commonwealth. Additionally, the legislation deletes provisions of the charter giving the planning commission final approval rights and allows a city council member to appeal the planning commission's decision of approval or disapproval of subdivision plats within 20 days of the commission's decision. The charter is further amended to state that final plats shall not be received or recorded by the clerk of court unless the plat has been approved as provided by applicable state and local law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097664268
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/20/2009Reported from Local Government (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Placed on Calendar
02/02/2009Read first time
02/02/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read second time
02/17/2009Read third time
02/17/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/17/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1071ER)
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 126 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0126)


This bill mentions Colonial Heights.